Hypsibius convergens (Urbanowicz, 1925)

Zawierucha, Krzysztof, Dziamiecki, Jakub, Jakubowska, Natalia, Michalczyk, Lukasz & Kaczmarek, Lukasz, 2014, New tardigrade records for the Baltic states with a description of Minibiotus formosus sp. n. (Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae), ZooKeys 408, pp. 81-105: 85

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Hypsibius convergens (Urbanowicz, 1925)


Hypsibius convergens (Urbanowicz, 1925)  

Localities and specimen numbers.

IX: 6 specimens (including 2 simplexes).


Belonging to the cosmopolitan convergens-dujardini complex of species ( McInnes 1994, Miller et al. 2005, Kaczmarek and Michalczyk 2009a, Kaczmarek et al. 2014a), Hypsibius convergens   used to be considered cosmopolitan, but it is most likely a complex of very similar (possibly also cryptic) species found throughout the world. The original Hypsibius convergens   description no longer conforms to modern standards and therefore a redescription is required. Nevertheless, the examined specimens correspond perfectly with the original description and the Hypsibius convergens   characteristics reviewed by Miller et al. (2005).